Arkansas River Fishing Map – Colorado
This Arkansas River Fishing Map covers the Arkansas River in central Colorado from Leadville, Colorado to Canyon City, Colorado. This is the finest fishing map ever created for the Arkansas River and is digital and GPS Accurate. The waterproof paper map is 15×11″ when unfolded, 3×6″ when folded, the perfect size to carry in your fishing vest pocket. You can download and use this digital gps map in your mobile device in the free PDF Map App from Avenza Systems. Once downloaded on your mobile device and in the maps extent a Blue GPS dot will appear marking your location. You can now track yourself on the map without the need for either cell phone or internet coverage.
The Arkansas River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River. It generally flows to the east and southeast as it traverses the US states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The river’s source basin lies in the western United States in Colorado, specifically the Arkansas River Valley, where the headwaters derive from the snowpack in the Sawatch and Mosquito mountain ranges. It then flows east into the Midwest via Kansas, and finally into the South through Oklahoma and Arkansas.
At 1,469 miles (2,364 km), it is the sixth-longest river in the United States, the second-longest tributary in the Mississippi–Missouri system, and the 45th longest river in the world. Its origin is in the Rocky Mountains in Lake County, Colorado, near Leadville. In 1859, placer gold discovered in the Leadville area brought thousands seeking to strike it rich, but the easily recovered placer gold was quickly exhausted.
At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain river through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including The Numbers near Granite, Colorado, Brown’s Canyon, and the Royal Gorge) supports extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer.
Arkansas River Fishing Information
The Arkansas River is predominately a Brown Trout fishery. The Arkansas River can be broken down into primarily two sections, the Upper Basin which includes it’s headwaters near Leadville, Colorado to Salida, Colorado and the Lower Basin from Salida, Colorado to Canon City, Colorado. There is also a 5 mile tailwater fishery in Pueblo, Colorado where the river flows out of Pueblo Reservoir for 5 miles.
Arkansas River Fishing Map – Digital GPS Mobile Fishing Maps
Map the Xperience has two digital gps mobile maps of the Arkansas River. The upper Arkansas River Digital GPS Mobile map starts in Leadville, Colorado and covers the river to Salida, Colorado including Buena Vista. The lower Arkansas River Digital GPS Mobile map begins at Salida, Colorado and ends at Canon City, Colorado. It includes Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge.
Our digital GPS Mobile Fishing Maps are the finest and most informative maps ever created for fishing the Arkansas River. These digital GPS accurate mobile fishing maps can be purchased, downloaded and used in the free PDF Map App from Avenza Systems. The Avenza PDF Map App is a powerful GEO Spatial PDF Reader that allows the user to interact with GPS spatially accurate maps on their mobile devices. Once the Avenza PDF Map App is installed and maps are downloaded into the app, the user will see a Blue GPS Dot appear on the map when in the maps extent. One can now follow the Blue GPS Dot to their desired location on the map. Because the Avenza PDF Map App utilizes the internal GPS on one’s mobile phone, maps work without cell phone or internet coverage which is awesome when outdoors in areas where coverage is limited. Another awesome feature within the app is the ability for one to drop place marks on selected locations, give those place marks descriptions and then take a photo of the location and GEO Tag that photo to the marked spot. This is especially great for fishermen as you can mark your favorite locations, add information like water temperature, water clarity, insect hatches, flies used and more. If you catch a nice fish you can take a photo, add it to the location, and then email or text it to friends.
Arkanas River Fishing Map – Digital GPS Mobile Map Features
- Spectacular 3D Hillshade Topography
- Private/Public land designation (Green Public) (Red Private)
- Parking locations found on no other maps
- Fishermen access areas, locations, State Wildlife Areas, Open Space, BLM, Forest Service and more.
- Boat launches and takeouts
- River miles
- Float mileages
- Insect Hatch Charts
- Local area flyshop locations
Digital GPS Mobile Fishing Maps can be purchased and downloaded into the free Avenza PDF Map App for $4.99 each, or can be purchased in map bundles which include two maps for $9.99
Arkansas River Fishing Report and Streamflows